I’ve been trying very hard not to do much posting about politics and policy here since a) this space is provided by my employer, b) there is enough free, independent web space out there for the taking, and c) this country is more and more becoming a scary place in terms of intellectual and personal freedoms. The problem is that I just haven’t had time to create some new space, and the idae of another place to keep my thoughts is somehow daunting to me. Still, I read stuff like this and I just get outraged, and I have no outlet for it. (BTW, if I do create that new site, it’s name will be “If You’re Not Outraged, You’re Not Paying Attention.” I saw that on a bumper sticker in Key West and it just rang very true.)
That’s one of the lures of this easy publishing stuff; all of a sudden you have a voice and it’s frustrating when you can’t fully use it. We’ll see…
Anne Davis says
I hear you!!!!!!!!!!! That name is perfect – I hope you go for it! It really is hard to separate our voice into different areas but I’m thinking more and more we need to do just that- especially in the political arena.
Sarah Lohnes says
If that makes you angry (and it should), check this out: “Cheney is still paid by Pentagon contractor”, from The Guardian:
Do you think it’s that people aren’t paying attention, or do they just not care?
Will R. says
I can’t imagine if they were paying attention that they couldn’t help but care! Arrrrgghhh!
If you’ve got a perspective, who is your boss to say that your point of view should not be heard? If you really think it would upset them, then take a free account on blogger.com and, should someday someone tell the boss, “Hey, doesn’t that famous blogging guy work for you?” then perhaps maybe they’ll figure it out and beg you to come home.